Development without carbon as climate policy

Development without carbon as climate policy / Elizabeth A. Stanton. Stockholm Environment Institute – U.S. Center, Jan. 2012, 16 p.

The article criticizes mainstream economic models that tend to favor low carbon growth over economic growth and assume low rates of growth in developing countries. It reviews recent literature on the close connections between climate, poverty and energy, stressing that while mitigation and adaptation have received a lot of attention over the past decade, the eradication of energy poverty has become central in the climate debate. Alleviating or eradicating energy poverty, it is noted, is likely to increase greenhouse gas emissions, pitting climate change and economic development against each other as policy goals… read more

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